#RetroRedo Challenge Winner

We have just returned from traveling in time to announce the winner of our #RetroRedo Challenge where we asked fans to recreate their own version of the Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game which was recently released as part of the Kenner Retro Collection. We are thankful to all who participated and wanted to highlight a few of our favorites. Jayson (Yakface.com)  Jayson's version severed as a great example image for the challenge! Adam (@TheJackSack) Adam really knocked this one out of the part but not only coming up with a fantastic concept which we all wish Hasbro would do but also designed the front and back of the package! GonkToys  GonkToys.com who make fantastic stands, displays acrylics and merch for vintage action figures, went with [...]

By |2020-07-08T21:19:43-07:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Retro Collection|

The #RetroRedo Challenge! – UPDATE

UPDATE - Inspired by our good friend Jayson over at Yakface - we are expanding the contest to include redos or new variations of the front of the box as well! See contest and examples down below! Over the past month, the Retro Collection wave of The Empire Strikes Back figures (which currently are Wal*Mart exclusives) have arrived at many stores and mailboxes across the country. The six figures in the wave, which include near-Kenner replicas of Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Han Solo (Hoth) and Leia (Hoth), have become highly sought after not just for their nostalgia factor but also due to the poor quality online orders are arriving in and lack of any other new 3 3/4" figures currently on the [...]

By |2020-06-06T09:43:29-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

The Wal*Mart Dilemma

This past week many collectors across the country have begun to find in stores and/or be delivered their Wal*Mart preorders of the exclusive Retro Collection wave two based on The Empire Strikes Back. For those finding them in stores, it appears only some Wal*Marts are placing these on pegs as many have chosen to simply stack them on the shelves. Regardless of the stocking of these figures they both appear to both be generally mint when found in stores and unfortunately for many to disappear from shelves fairly quickly. Stores appear to be getting one or two cases of the figures in this initial release. The card backs on these figures are much thinner than their true vintage counterparts and are very susceptible to arching [...]

By |2020-05-24T16:56:54-07:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|

Prototype Edition Vader Variants

  Yesterday, our order from Target.com finally shipped to store and we were able to get our hands on a few Retro Collection Darth Vader (Prototype Edition) figures. This figure debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and was sold exclusively at the Entertainment Earth booth despite being a Target exclusive figure. Target.com had them in stock very briefly at the end of the August and just this week some brick-and-mortar stores in the country received some cases. Nevertheless, the figure has not shown up in great quantities much like the rest of the Retro Collection itself. Now so far today, there have been 18 different versions of the Prototype Vader due to its different color parts. If one was going by the color of the head, [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:22:56-07:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: Retro Collection, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

More #MayTheFourth with the Retro Collection

This past weekend we were delighted to receive another special delivery for #MayTheFourth. Hasbro was kind enough to send us the full set of Target's upcoming exclusive Retro Collection figure set. The figures came packaged in a promo box which features images from the original vintage Action Display Stand from Kenner. After an early morning run to Free Comic Book Day to pick up the two Star Wars offerings from Marvel and IDW we returned home to open the gift set. We posted a quick review here:   As you can see from the video, we were lucky enough to find a second set at Target stores but these figures should be in supply this Sunday (Mother's Day) at your local store. Here you can see [...]

By |2019-05-08T08:57:33-07:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Retro Collection|Tags: , , |

Celebrate #MayTheFourth with the Retro Collection

This May the Fourth, Hasbro is celebrating the Saga with the upcoming release of the Retro Collection line of figures. Hasbro has sent us and their promotional partners a free special delivery "inspired by Kenner's iconic Early Bird Certificate Package." The cardboard mailer includes a replica of the sticker sheet included with the original Early Bird kit and an informational card about #MayTheFourth. The back of the package includes the press release information about the 3.75-inch Retro Collection figure assortment coming to Targets later this month. STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH Figure Assortment (Hasbro/Age: 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2019) Inspired by STAR WARS '70'-style action figures, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-inch-scale figures feature Kenner-style figure design and detailing, and make a [...]

By |2019-05-01T06:28:24-07:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Retro Collection, The Vintage Collection 2, Vintage|Tags: , |
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